An evening with manuel cardoso, the man who reformed portugal's drug policy note: 2nd issue tickets (no need to reapply) due to overwhelming popularity of this event, the location has been changed from the justice and police museum to st stephens uniting church, directly across from nsw parliament at 197 macquarie street, sydney, 2000. “if decriminalisation is the way of the future, a cautious approach to policy reform needs to be considered, involving trialling and evaluating the effects of incrementally more liberal drug policies,” professor hall said. The latest tweets from prof for drug reform (@pdr_au) working together to balance professional responsibility with our need to take positive action australia drug reform, politics and health policy to kick off nlds2018 with prof chris baggoleu, the australian drug. The momentum for drug policy reform is growing next month canada will go live with its new regulatory approach to cannabis (this will be a focus of the second canberra drug policy series event.
Australian state of new south wales legalizes hemp production if you're interested in developing a fuller picture of the drug policy reform movement's concerns regarding until they are actually closed down however, he told the telegraaf that if you want to change drug policy, you first need to discuss it nationally and also check. Global commissioners speak out about the failure of prohibition and the additional harms created by repressive drug policies - the so-called war on drugs. Unitingcare regen submission to the victorian inquiry into drug law reform (17 march, 2017) summary there is a clear and pressing need to reform drug laws in victorian and other australian • commit to advocating for the adoption of similar policy reform in other australian jurisdictions the need for drug law reform.
The answer is that we need to weigh the evidence but before that, we need to know what we’re talking about just writing this reminds me why there’s so much confusion around drug law reform and where there’s confusion, there’s scope for misinformation and for drug law reforms to be assessed less by the evidence, and more by. There is a lot that australian governments could learn from new zealand i had the pleasure of participating in the new zealand 2017 parliamentary drug policy symposium, held on 5-6 july, 2017. The need for reform probably because of the complexity of the scheduling process, calls are consistently made for change for example, the industry commission inquiry into the pharmaceutical industry initially proposed an institutional reform of scheduling, but then contented itself by recommending research into the role of counselling by. The aim of the drug policy modelling program (dpmp) is to create valuable new drug policy i hope this monograph contributes to australian drug policy and that you find it informative and useful argued that the national system for managing and coordinating the national drug strategy was in need of major reform since both its legitimacy. A sydney man died of a suspected drug overdose at the defqon1 dance music festival earlier this month this is the second death at the festival in three years, highlighting the need for australia to reconsider its zero tolerance drug policy.
The rsa campaigns for serious reforms to current australian drug laws the rsa believes legislation regarding drug use should be guided by harm minimisation, and should embrace the amassing amount of evidence, collected within australia and around the world, that suggests most current laws regulating illicit drug use compound the harm caused by drugs, rather than alleviate the issues. We need evidence-based law reform to reduce rates of indigenous incarceration april 8, 2018 348pm edt the cost of incarceration of indigenous australians in 2016 was estimated at a$39 billion. Drug law reforms urgently need to be considered by all australian governments the goals of these reforms should be: • reducing deaths, disease, crime and corruption.
National opinion leaders familiar with australian and international public policy, and drug policy experts, will discuss the question ‘what are the likely costs and benefits of a change in australia’s current policy on illicit drugs. The president of the australian drug law reform foundation dr alex wodak was recently interviewed by the sax institute about drug prohibition and drug law reform the sax institute is a national leader in promoting the use of research evidence in health policy. President of the australian drug law reform foundation the health, social and economic harms of our current approach to cannabis cannot be underestimated – every year more than 80,000 people are arrested for the possession or use of cannabis.
Indeed in 1997 single and rohl (1997) argued that the national system for managing and coordinating the national drug strategy was in need of major reform since both its legitimacy and the ability to operate effectively were in serious doubt. Vivienne moxham-hall secretary, australian drug law reform foundation vivienne picked up the role of secretary for the foundation in 2012 she is currently enrolled in a phd studying the health outcomes of illicit drug policies and has completed a bachelor of science, bachelor of arts and a master of health policy at the university of sydney.
With the momentum around drug reform and in the face of an ambivalent labour party, the greens need to consider making this a priority policy for the election campaign. Adin – australian drug information network provides access to quality reviewed alcohol and drug information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, and more. Newspaper coverage of drug policy: an analysis of pre-election reporting of the greens’ drug policy in australia sandra c jones 1, danika hall 1, & fiona cowlin 2 1centre for health initiatives, university of wollongong, australia 2faculty of health and behavioural sciences, university of wollongong, australia abstract introduction and aims. We need to reform drug policy to help the person behind the problem and the establishment of the ministerial drug and alcohol forum, which reports to the council of australian governments, is.